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and buried himself alive. now magician david blaine has risen to his greatest stunt yet. and he might be feeling a little boxed in. on september 5th, david blaine entered this box that is now hanging by the tower bridge in london. he says he'll stay there for 44 days. sound easy? well, he's living there with no food -- just water, a blanket, and his journal. >> he's not doing anything, right? i mean, he's just sitting there. >> other than hunger, blaine is dealing with extreme heat, rain, and some people who think this stunt is foolish. >> i think this is the worst country to do it in, just 'cause of how the british people think of him. >> come down, you [bleep] the africans are starving, eh?! >> and they think he's an idiot. >> but whether or not he's just starving for attention, the crowd might be getting more supportive as the days go by. >> he's really wicked. we really appreciate... >> we've been here every day! he's the best! >> we appreciate the fact that he's come to england to do this. >> so, do you think you could go 44 days in a box without food? there seems to be no questi
transfixed. harry houdini, evel knievel, david blaine, showmen all, but what separated daredevils from mere stuntmen may be the backdrop. the tightrope walker perched over niagara falls is as compelling in 2012 as it was in 1876, where a manmade wonder, a bridge, or a building. or a pair of buildings. felipe petite, the man on the wire whose flight of fancy is all the more poignant because that wonder's gone. like petite, felix baumgartner spent years planning the jump, just as others are now planning what may be the next great frontier. a journey to the center of the earth, jules verne for real. to study the origins of life. less than a century ago, pilots were daredevils. charles lyndberg and amelia earhart pushing boundaries that now we take for granted. >> down 2 1/2. without neil armstrong there would be no felix baumgartner. >> one small step for man -- one giant leap for man kind. >> reporter: baumgartner's giant leap didn't defy gravity he submitted to gravity all the way down. david wright, abc news, los angeles. >> it's nothing quite as death-defying as working this show. when i t
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